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Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to improve user account security. This task can be a difficult one when users don’t take basic steps to secure their own accounts. A recent report found that the most commonly used passwords among business executives are “123456” and “password.” However, even accounts... Read more...
Let's recap: it's 2022, and the vast majority of displays in the world refresh at 60Hz or some multiple thereof. Aside from some fancy gaming monitors—which usually have the option to refresh at 120Hz as well as their native 144Hz - 200Hz, or whatever—basically everyone has settled on the 60Hz standard for now. It... Read more...
It seems to be the era of gaming acquisitions as of late. Take-Two Interactive, the publisher behind a couple of games you just might have heard of, has decided to take a page from Microsoft's playbook in that regard. Take-Two has completed its acquisition of mobile developer and publisher Zynga. Take-Two... Read more...
Microsoft's Build 2022 event is underway, and while there have not been any surprise consumer hardware launches (not yet, anyway) like a tri-folding Surface or anything of that nature, the company did announce something special for developers.  Called Project Volterra, it's a mini PC and development platform designed... Read more...
AMD's original implementation of its FidelityFX Super Resolution technique, while good, was not quite on the same level as NVIDIA's DLSS solution in many circumstances. FSR has its advantages, to be clear—it's super-easy to implement and it has a low performance cost—but it wasn't a massive visual upgraded over the... Read more...
Right now, NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is still the most effective method for taking low-resolution gameplay and turning it into high-resolution display output without impacting interactive performance. That may change with future updates to AMD's open-source FSR 2.0, but for now, DLSS is king, with... Read more...
Anyone who says storage is getting too darn fast is a blasphemer. Sure, not everyone can fully utilize the transfer speeds that today's top solid state drives (SSDs) deliver, but some can and more will as time goes on. Drive makers seem to agree because they're already looking ahead to next-gen models, two of which... Read more...
ASUS and NVIDIA have jointly announced the fastest gaming monitor on the planet, the ROG Swift 500Hz. As revealed in the model name, the display rocks a wicked fast 500Hz refresh rate, so if you lose an intense esports competition, it won't be because the display was holding you back. It refreshes nearly 39 percent... Read more...
Samsung and Google have announced that owners of a Galaxy Watch 4 can now download Google Assistant onto their smartwatch. The addition of Google Assistant gives users an added option to Bixby in terms of a voice assistant. The update allows Google Assistant to co-exist peacefully with Samsung's Bixby assistant... Read more...
Are vampires back in style? A rather unexpected game in early access has taken Steam by storm. 500,000 copies of V Rising were sold on Steam within three short days. The game has not only sold over 500,000 units, but it peaked at over 150,000 concurrent players within a 24-hour period. These numbers do not quite... Read more...
We tend to think of NVIDIA as a gaming GPU company because of its robust and constantly evolving GeForce lineup, but it's data center business is nearly as big, in terms of revenue. So it should come as no surprise that at Computex 2022, NVIDIA was eager to talk about its Grace CPU Superchip and Grace Hopper Superchip... Read more...
One very hot topic of discussion right now is the impact of smartphone usage on mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of data on this subject at the moment and much of the existing studies are flawed. A research team is currently requesting Android users help to determine whether or not smartphones are... Read more...
NASA is calling on U.S. industry, academia, international communities, and other stakeholders to provide feedback and input on its Moon to Mars strategy. The feedback will provide valuable insight into the space agency's Moon and Mars missions for the next 20 years. The Artemis program is currently preparing to... Read more...
In response to customer demand for high-performance, green data centers, NVIDIA is releasing a liquid cooled version of its A100 Tensor Core PCIe accelerator based on its Ampere GPU architecture. This will be the first in a growing line of GPUs with direct-chip cooling for mainstream servers, which has the potential... Read more...
Bungie's Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted trailer dropped a little early. The season will feature Solar 3.0 and the return of a fan-favorite villain. Here is everything we know about Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted. Season of the Haunted witnesses the return of the Leviathan. Rumor has it that the Leviathan may... Read more...
"Hot Chips" sounds like a nice side dish, but is in fact a technological symposium held yearly in Silicon Valley. It's a place for processor vendors to talk about their latest innovations, and while branded-and-shipping products generally don't get announced there like they do at Computex or CES, companies like AMD... Read more...
Earlier this month, Clearview AI reached a settlement agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the company’s usage of Illinois citizens' biometric data without their consent. Clearview AI sells its recently patented facial recognition technology to both private companies and government agencies... Read more...
When we tested the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, it came out ahead of the Core i9-12900K in every gaming benchmark. You've probably already heard that story, but you may not have considered the implications: Intel's Alder Lake CPUs are double-digit-percentages faster than AMD's original Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000-series processors... Read more...
Samsung caught our attention at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year when it introduced the Odyssey Neo G8, a 32-inch gaming monitor with a 4K resolution. Not only that, it had the distinction of being the world's first 4K monitor to have a 240Hz refresh rate, and if you've been patiently waiting for... Read more...
Facebook does not have the best track record when it comes to its privacy. However, there are a few things you can do as a user which can help protect your account and personal information from other users. Social media apps have become the hub where people go to connect to both old and new friends alike. Being... Read more...
It seems that every day a new malware threat rears its ugly head. Every once in a while though, the new threat is a version of an old threat. For example, PDFs as a method of malware delivery. That's what researchers at HP Wolf Security have recently found. A less common, but seemingly effective method of malware... Read more...
Xiaomi and Leica have announced the first imaging flagship smartphone to be developed jointly by the two companies. The smartphone is expected to launch this July, with neither brand saying much about design or specs thus far. Rumors have been floating around about a possible collaboration between Leica and Xiaomi... Read more...
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